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Posted by: Flustard (IP Logged)
Date: June 27, 2009 08:02PM

Please explain the unchain or cutting chain you wrote on message board. This was about multibles. Thank you


Posted by: Liz (IP Logged)
Date: June 28, 2009 02:13PM

Hi there, Thanks Mother Hen for bringing this to my attention. I have been a very bad girl and haven't been checking in as of late, you know how we get so busy.

Simple as can be, just make a chain that's a bit longer than you think you'll need. Make your first row and undo whatever is left over. You can use anything handy to unchain the remaining chains by starting with the first chain from the tail and undo each one up to where your stitches begin. I usually use a yarn needle, toothpick, anything lying next to my recliner that's small enough to fit in the chain. When you reach the stitches, stop unchaining and give the tail a little tug to snug it back up. It only takes a moment to unchain and you don't have to do all that math. (I'm just not as smart as the resident craftsman, isn't he great?)

Thank you Flustard for giving me this opportunity to check in and post once again. Love to all, and God bless. Miss talking with you ladies and hope all is well with each one of you.


Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: June 29, 2009 11:32AM

Working out the math just tells you what you're aiming for.

Actually doing it, you might make a mistake. Can you imagine chaining 300 sts and working the entire first row, THEN finding out you miscounted and are one or two chains short? GRRrrr...

Liz, you're smart to suggest it's better chain too many than not enough, especially when it's so easy to undo the extras.

Posted by: Liz (IP Logged)
Date: June 29, 2009 03:55PM

I agree with you craftsman, 100%. Yes, I have actually miscounted before and had to redo, but as I always say, it's the journey that matters. God bless.

Posted by: Flustard (IP Logged)
Date: July 06, 2009 03:40PM

Hi Liz, I have not been at my computer until now. Thank you for the information. You are all so helpful and truly God's
children for being so giving. God Bless

Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: June 28, 2009 05:59PM

Let me add that in all of the patterns I have from the late 1800s to about the late 1920s, early 1930s this was the usual way patterns were started. I guess nobody wanted to do the math.

Posted by: klamneck (IP Logged)
Date: July 01, 2009 01:29PM

What a great idea!! I never would have thought of it. No more glaring at the kids as they try to talk to me when I'm counting!